I have grown up eating potato salad and everyone has their own versions of this. But for the most part everyone chops up their potatoes into little chunks. Well when I married my husband and I made potato salad for the first time, he was like “what is this?” He was used to whipped potato salad. I have never heard of that, but I diligently found out how to make it. And I can honestly say, it has been my favorite way to make this staple picnic food. Try it for your next potluck, I am sure people will love it!
You will be needing the following ingredients.
- hard boiled eggs
- chopped onion
- chopped celery
- miracle whip
- sweet pickle relish
Depending upon how much you need to make, you may have to adjust your quantities. This recipes is what we make for our family of 12.
First you prepare a 10 lb bag of potatoes as you would for mashed potatoes. You peel, cut, and cook them until tender. Drain out as much water as possible and then beat them with your mixer. Add about as much milk as you would if you were making regular mashed potatoes. I add about 1-1 1/2 cups of milk. You don’t want them to be super thin, but you don’t want it to be really thick. You can always add more later. So do less instead of more.While your potatoes are still hot, add about half of a jar of miracle whip to your mashed potatoes. Add about 5 heaping Tablespoons of sweet pickle relish 6 whole hard boiled eggs, no need to chop them the mixer will do that. about 3 squirts of mustard or 3 Tablespoons of mustard for those that don’t “guesstimate” add salt and pepper. I add about 1 teaspoon of each Add 1 whole diced onion. You can add 2 stalks of diced celery, I just did not have any today.
Mix until combined. If it appears too thick, add some more milk. Taste it, if you want more relish flavor add some, if you want more mustard add that. You then refrigerate until serving time. Sometimes I do not add enough ingredients and then when I go to serve it, I just taste and then add them in. Today I did not add enough relish so I just stirred it in.
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